Goals: To break down a thesis into logical rhetorical elements and develop it in an essay using evidence; to explain how a theme in a novel develops over the course of the work
Opener: Take a look at the following thesis, and break it down into 4-6 supporting arguments. Do this in your notes.
One of the major themes in Generic Novel is how the smallest of actions can have far-reaching consequences for many different kinds of people. At the beginning of the novel, many of the characters are strangers who seem unconnected in any way. However, by the end, it is clear how all of them are actually connected in the complex web of lives that makes up the city in which they all live.
Handouts in Class: None
Terms and Vocabulary: Claim, summary, detail, thesis
Work Assigned and Collected:
1. Finish outline drafts and begin evidence brainstorms; have at least 10 pieces of possible evidence for each supporting argument.